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What is Band Keratinopathy....

Corneal disease - build up of calcium - cataract


What can Pin Holw differentiate between...

Reduced vision due to refractive error (glasses) or pathological cause (retinal damage etc.)


What is the vision needed for a uk driving license...



What are the examination findings with someone with a cataract...

• Clear Cornea
• Cataract
• Clear Vitreous
• Normal retina
No focal visual field defect


What are the types of cataracts ...

Nucleus sclerosis - glare
Cortical - reduce visual acuity and glare


What are the post operative complications of cataracts...

• Posterior capsule opacification (PCO)
• Infection
• “endophthalmitis” - staph epidermidis most common agent - treated with antibiotics injection directly into the eye - severe loss of vision results
• blepharitis is a risk factor for endophthalmitis
• Corneal oedema (swelling of the cornea)
• Cystoid macular oedema (swelling of the macula)
• Raised intra ocular pressure
Retinal detachment


What can cause a chiasmal syndrome or lesion?

Pituitary adenomas are the most common cause; however, chiasmal syndrome may be caused by cancer, or associated with other medical conditions such as multiple sclerosis and neurofibromatosis.


What can constrict the gross peripheral field vision?

• Chronic Glaucoma
• Chronic optic disc
swelling (papilloedema)
• Retinitis Pigmentosa - affects the retina
• Functional
• Visual acuity may be
normal yet patient
functionally blind


What does a macula lesion cause...

Unilateral Central Scotoma with Distortion


What does retinal detachment cause..

Unilateral Peripheral/Total vision loss


What does an acute optic nerve lesion cause...

Unilateral Central Scotoma


What does an acute optic nerve lesion cause (glaucoma or pappilloedoma)...

Peripheral constriction (tunnel vision)


What does a lesion in the chiasm result in...

Bitemporal Hemianopia (hetero)


What does a lesion in the post chiasm result in...

Loss of field opposite to site of lesion in both eyes
Eg left optic tract lesion causes inner field loss in left eye and outer field loss in right eye


explain and say what causes total afferent pupil defect in one eye....

• Both pupils same size at rest
• Light to affected eye
• No constriction of either pupil
• Light to normal eye
• Both pupils constrict
• Light back to affected eye
Both pupils dilate
On optic nerve sections or retinal detachment


Explain and say what causes efferent pupil defects...

• Pupils different sizes at rest
• Sphincter (Constriction) (failure)
• Parasympathetic via IIIn
• Dilator (failure)
• Sympathetic via Carotid artery
Damage to iris


What could causes failure of the pupils to constrict...

Preganglionic from midbrain to orbit with IIIn
• compressed in brain swelling
• compressed by aneurysms in circle of Willis
• seen as part of IIIn palsy
• Postganglionic from ciliary ganglion to eye via
short posterior ciliary nerves
• affected by lesions of ciliary ganglion
eg Adie’s pupil
• Pathology of pupil sphincter
• eg high intraocular pressure in acute glaucoma
Ischeamia - high pressure - cant constrict


What could cause failure of the pupils to dilate...

• Damage to ocular sympathetic supply known as
Horner’s Syndrome
- Failure of pupil dilation
○ Partial Ptosis
(drooping of eyelid)
○ If preganglionic
§ Anhydrosis
(Failure to sweat
on affected side)
§ If congenital (or onset prior
to 12 months); iris heterochromia
• Preganglionic from T1 to superior cervical ganglion
• compressed in lung tumours
• compressed by cervical rib
• Postganglionic from SCG to eye via ICA via long
posterior ciliary nerves
• affected by lesions of ICA eg dissection,
• Pathology of pupil dilator
eg uveitis


What can cause an acute red eye....

Angle closure glaucoma
Conjuctivitis - bacterial, viral, fungal
Corneal ulcer
Acute anterior uveitis
Subconjuctival hemorrhage
Globe puncture


What can cause painful acute vision loss...

• Acute glaucoma
• Other causes of red eye
Optic neuritis


What can cause painless acute visual loss...

• Vitreous haemorrhage
• Retinal detachment
• Central Retinal Artery/Vein Occlusion
• Wet Age Related Macular Degeneration
• Ischaemic Optic Neuropathy
Arteritic / Non Arteritic